Delirium and Physical Restraint in the Hospitalized Elderly

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Delirium or acute confusion increase the likelihood of physical restraint use and subsequent harmful physical and psychological effects. Assessment for delirium is presented as a conceptual framework to guide researchers, administrators, and clinicians in developing strategies to decrease the use of physical restraint and to support quality of life for hospitalized older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-300
Number of pages6
JournalImage: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1994


  • delirium
  • elderly]
  • restraint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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